The reported trade of Kyrie Irving from the Brooklyn Nets to the Dallas Mavericks sent shockwaves through the NBA world, with one of his former teammates chiming in with a three-word tweet.
Irving was rumored to be linked to the Los Angeles Lakers immediately after the star point guard requested a trade from the Nets. A deal would have reunited Irving with LeBron James. The Lakers were also rumored to be interested in Irving in the offseason when the original trade request came through.
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Brooklyn chose to settle with Dallas instead of the Lakers, according to multiple reports.
The Lakers «expressed confidence» that they could get a deal for Irving in a package that would have included Russell Westbrook and a first-round draft pick, SNY reported. That did not turn out to be the case.
James fired off a tweet afterwards.
NETS’ KYRIE IRVING BOOED BY THE CROWD AT HOME AFTER REQUESTING TRADE
«Maybe it’s me,» he wrote.
James and Irving teamed up to win the 2016 NBA championship after coming back from a 3-1 deficit in the Finals to upset the Golden State Warriors. But a bizarre breakup would soon follow and Cleveland would trade Irving to the Boston Celtics.
In the summer of 2019, Irving would sign with the Nets in unison with Kevin Durant. Irving’s tenure with the Nets was tumultuous at best. In 143 games over four seasons, Irving averaged 27.1 points, 5.8 assists and 4.8 rebounds.
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Brooklyn will reportedly acquire Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith and draft picks in the deal.